I’m so glad you’ve stumbled across Prepair NZ. The older sis, every gal needs to help her safely navigate relationships, emotional abuse and self-love. The best part? This sis would never steal your makeup, clothes or your boyfriend.
We all know it’s confusing out there gal. Knowing what to say or do if your bestie is in a shitty relationship is tough. Or, navigating the awkward ‘what are we’ conversation is super awkward.
Yep, been there before.
You probably need a clear voice to cut through the bullshit. Someone who you can trust.
A sister who delivers love, sometimes the tough sort.
And babe, that’s Prepair.
The self-love journey is messy. Relationships can be hella frustrating. Emotional abuse is subtle and confusing.
So, whether you need some non judgemental advice or someone to explain what the heck emotional abuse is, that’s what Prepair is here for.
Prepair is team of sisters in our 20’s who believe in the power of self-love. Why?
We believe that the way we love ourselves, sets the first example to others of how to love us. Lots of us learned that the hard way. We don’t want that for you gal. Our vision for you is a whole lot better.
Every gal should have the tools to identify and handle emotional abuse. All our sisters should have permission to love themselves deeply. To feel secure, safe and free to be the best version of themselves in a healthy relationship. If you’re open to learning and hearing some hard truths from time to time, we got you.
So how did we get started?
Our story began in December 2015. Prepair’s founder Irene was reading a blog post while waiting to board a plane. The blog called out jealousy, blame and intensity as emotionally abusive behaviours. Behaviours that she had experienced in a previous relationship - without knowing it was abusive.
All Irene could think about was the dreams and goals of young women, that are often cast aside because of emotional abuse. About the women who are left feeling unworthy, helpless and worst of all, don’t even realise they’re in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was in that moment that Irene thought “I’ve got to do something about this.” And so she did.
We could take you through every chapter in our story - like when Irene spoke her truth on the TEDx stage, only to receive a standing ovation. Or when we partnered with Glassons to sell our merchandise, prompting thousands of women to rep a rose tee in a statement of self-love. How we reach sisters across NZ, through talks, meet ups and social media campaigns.
we’d rather just invite you to become part of our story.
We reckon you can help make our vision a reality.
Our organisation is made up of storytellers, blue sky thinkers and babes who like to get sh*t done. Whether you’d like to volunteer your time, step up and tell your story or help fund our next big campaign, we’d love to hear from you.
Our story has made Prepair NZ so much more than a traditional charity. It’s come to stand for a way of being - adamant, unshakeable and courageous, fuelled by an unwavering self-love and bound by the unbreakable bond of sisterhood.